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999-year lease needs transparency

May 19, 2015

Have you ever heard of a 999-year lease of a public park to a school in the City of Toronto before? Apparently nobody has. That is one reason many residents wrote to Mayor Tory and city councillors before the May 5 council meeting asking that the motion to lease Pantry Park to the Toronto District […]

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Province is keeping school board from doing its job

Lord, love a duck, what a year! Five months ago we trustees took our oath of office with a spirit of cooperation and fellowship – 11 new trustees and 11 incumbents. A good mix for a new beginning. Enthusiasm ran high and people were full of hope and new ideas. Then BAM!!! The province swept […]

Reducing greenhouse gas pollution in Ontario

Ontario has taken another bold step toward addressing climate change. Premier Kathleen Wynne and Glen Murray, the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, announced that the province will be implementing a carbon pricing program that will reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in our environment. Our government is introducing a cap and trade system which […]

Politics isn’t always ugly

A few weeks ago, I was asked to say a few words at an Earth Hour event in a public park in our riding. I said, “Yes please, and thank you!” of course. I took with me a petition in support of my private member’s bill, the Climate Change Accountability Act. My thought … anybody […]


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